Wednesday 13th January
Using the holiday brochure texts from Monday, circle all of the facts and highlight all of the opinions you can see (use different colours). A persuasive text uses a LOT of opinions to make something sound appealing and positive but can also include facts in order to allow the reader to feel reassured that it is real and true.
We have spoken about facts and opinions a little on Monday before we went into lockdown. I told you that by me telling you that "chocolate is the best thing ever" is in fact Miss Chapman's opinion as not everybody believes that.
Below I have attached a PowerPoint to help remind you what the difference is between fact and opinion, which you can have a little look through to help refresh your brain :-).
For today's English lesson, try and recap your memory and think back to what an imperative verb is; you can flick through the PowerPoint from last week (very BRIEFLY) to remind you. Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be working towards perfecting our persuasive writing skills. Persuasive texts use imperative verbs to tell and command their reader to do something. These types of verbs can be referred to as bossy verbs. Bossy verbs are common in persuasive writing as the writer often tries to subtly boss their reader into doing something.
e.g. come and visit the fabulous Eiffel tower- ( come and visit are the imperative verbs).
For a warm up starter activity write as many imperative verbs you can think of in the style of a mind map/spider diagram ( this should only be for 5 minutes).
1) Follow the task sheet attached below which will ask you to write some sentences using imperative verbs to persuade someone to come to your destination. For now base your destination on the continent or country you have been researching for the past few days. This is because you will know enough things about this by now to be able to think of reasons to persuade your reader to visit. Use the example sheet I have attached with some of my own examples.
2.) Try to add in adjectives to expand your noun phrases and make your destination sound appealing ( think back to yesterday's work and use some of the adjectives you collected from the holiday brochure texts).
For science today follow the BBC bitesize teach lesson. Scroll down to the activities and watch the video clips. The lesson will then ask you questions and quiz your knowledge. Take any notes you can on what you have learnt about how you can protect the environment.
If you have some spare time you could create a booklet or guidance leaflet advising people on your top 5 tips for taking better care of our environment.